Tag Archives: Iraq

Baseball Players Are Not Heroes

The hardlywatching staff had the TV on in the background last night when we heard a local newscast refer to the Red Sox Home Opener “honoring the heroes on and off the field” – that is, commemorating 1) the 2013 … Continue reading

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Remembering Boston’s Own Michael Kelly, Killed Covering War In Iraq

Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens remembered the great Michael Kelly in his op-ed piece yesterday: Michael Kelly had an uncharitable term for the column you are about to read: “The Nice Column.” Nice columns—about ancient enmities overcome and people … Continue reading

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WSJ Gets Suckered By Ahmad Chalabi

Headline of Monday Wall Street Journal op-ed authored by Ahmad (The Grifter) Chalabi: The Libyan Uprising: Lessons From Iraq The main lesson from Iraq, of course, was: Don’t believe a goddamn word of what Ahmad Chalibi has to say. Funny … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks to NYT: Drop Dead

Interesting Editor’s Note in Monday’s New York Times about “The Decision to Publish Diplomatic Documents.” First it says: The articles published today and in coming days are based on thousands of United States embassy cables, the daily reports from the … Continue reading

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Is This The Book You Thought C.J. Chivers Would Write?

When New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers went missing from the paper some months ago, the logical assumption was that he’d taken time off to write a book about the war in Iraq or Afghanistan, both of which he has … Continue reading

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